[squeak-dev] Re: [Box-Admins] Updating VMs and possible conflicts
Das.Linux at gmx.de
Wed Jul 2 19:03:56 UTC 2014
On 02.07.2014, at 21:02, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
> On 02.07.2014, at 18:59, Tobias Pape <Das.Linux at gmx.de> wrote:
>> Just that it is not lost,
>> debian provides a facility to provide normally incompatible
>> binaries. (eg, different versions, different vendors)
>> they call it alternatives. (See /etc/alternatives)
>> one example: jvm. or cc.
>> on my server:
>> $ ls -l /usr/bin/cc
>> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Mar 19 13:10 /usr/bin/cc -> /etc/alternatives/cc
>> $ ls -l /etc/alternatives/cc
>> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 Mar 19 13:10 /etc/alternatives/cc -> /usr/bin/gcc
>> and you can select:
>> $ upate-alternatives --list cc
>> That way, we could provide different squeakvm's via this tool :)
> Nope. That would work only if all VMs could open all images.
Why would that be a requirement?
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